The light that keeps on shining

"Let your light shine!" I was constantly encouraged by others. I realized that expressing joy, peace, love, understanding, and other good qualities was "letting my light shine." But, what was the source of this light? Did it have another name? Would it ever go out? These questions needed clearer answers.

The answers came through study of the Bible and Mrs. Eddy's writings. In The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany she is quoted as stating, "If we say that the sun stands for God, then all his rays collectively stand for Christ, and each separate ray for men and women." Miscellany, p. 344. And in the Bible Christ Jesus says, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Matt. 5:16. Taken together, these references made it very clear to me that the light I was to express was the Christ, which has its source in God. The good one does is his uniquely individual expression of the Christ light. This expression is for the glory of God. It glorifies Deity because it comes from Him, the source of all good.

Celebrate joy!
January 26, 1981

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